Robert Rutherford Glass  

September  14, 1882  -  December 1, 1913 at age 31  

Born :   in Houston, Texas                
Entered Fire Department : 
1902
Duty :
Fire Fighter  at Central Station  
Buried :
Evergreen Cemetery, Section B2, Plot 21 

Robert Glass worked at the Central Station located in downtown Houston where he was assigned to Auto Service Truck 1. Seconds before an alarm for a house fire in the Fifth Ward was received, Car #119 of the Galveston-Houston Electric Railway Company was returning to its roundhouse a short distance from the fire station. Truck 1 rushed out of its berth turning left out of the station and quickly turning left again onto the street directly beside Fire Station 1. There, it slammed into the trolley car injuring Glass and two other fire fighters that were riding on the side of the turck. All three fire fighters were taken to Saint Joseph Hospital where Glass died the next morning. The two other fire fighters were treated and released.

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